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  1. trt740

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    I was wondering is there away to auto flash my bios by a boot disk or something. I flashed my x1800xt to a PE bios and it won't start correctly. I cannot read my command line and cannot flash in safemode. I did save a copy of my bios is there some way it fix this or is it ruined I have a Sapphire x1800xt 256 ddr.
     
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    I believe I got this from here somewhere...for sure....and it works.
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    "Instead of relying on the availability of a PCI gfx card in the event of a bad flash, flashers should create a bootable floppy that will automatically (through 'autoexec.bat') reflash the bum card to the original BIOS, as follows:

    1. Create bootable floppy
    2. Copy FLASH program to the floppy
    3. Boot to floppy, use flash program to create backup image of BIOS (follow instructions with flash program) OR use a Windows-based BIOS dump such as ATi Tool
    4. Create a new file on floppy using a text editor, and name it "autoexec.bat"
    5. Open autoexec.bat and enter on the first line, the flash command to restore your old BIOS (for example, 'atiflash -p 0 -f backup.bin'), save & close
    6. Label this floppy and set it aside. . .if you ever mess up a flash, pop it in, reboot, and your old bios will be restored auto-magically!"

    Hope It helps. :)
     
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    im doing smoething wrong

    say bad command when it loads autoexec.bat
    is that line typed atiflash -p 0 -f backup.bin Ived tried it and something isn't right because it won't flash
     
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    it says bad command or file name to be exact
     
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    so is backup.bin the right name? maybe call it xt.bin
     
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    I cut copied and pasted the names of the file to this atiflash -f -p 0 bios.bin to the command line. Then I renamed the file to bios.bin I also tried renaming it simple names. However it starts to autoexecute but gives me bad command or file name error. Not sure why. Im using a agp card now in my board but it won't boot with my pci express card in it I wonder if i buy a pci card if it would boot then so I could flash it with winflash. I can sort of see my commanf prop so I tried to blind type it in to flash it but cannot get it to work.
     
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    im wondering is it atiflash -f -p 0 bios.bin I see those instructions on guide flash instruction page not sure why this won't work. I gess im the proud new owner of a AGP 9550 pro Wow WEEE!!!!
     
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    Does anyone have a flash rom image they could send me
     
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    try using flashrom. also at dos prompt type dir, this will list all files on the floppy, and more importantly, it will show if dos is altering the bios filename for some reason. dos usually does this if the characters in the filename exceed 8.
     
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    flashrom does it use the same commands flashrom -f -p 0 backup.bin etc
     
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    well no go with flashrom either. I have a very lovely red coaster for my drink now. This is a large lession to be happy with what you have. I knew the risk and got burned. im flate broke and have a crappy 9550 pro in my computer now. I wonder if a old pci video card would let me flash the card. What do you guys think
     
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    id go with pci ya.
     
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    pci card fixed it but had to first flash it with a gto bio then my stored bio in winflash. Very strange thx to all who help pull that out of the stinky spot
     
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    hey guys anyone know why when I flashed my old bios for my x1800xt in winflash I cannot install drivers to it. if I install a x1800gto bios I can whats the deal can someone email me a x1800xt sapphire 256 bios.
     
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    I like x1800gtos don't get me wrong but I would like to have my old x1800xt back. Thx in advance. email trt740@yahoo.com
     
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    You Da man

    thx bro hope this works my own saved rom image doesn't can't figure that out but a Sapphire x1800gto bios does go figure.
     
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    np - LMK if it works
     
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    okay for some reason the drivers will not install not matter what i do . It say it cannot install the drivers and to install a standard video driver???
     
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    Sorry if this has been suggested, but make sure you remove the drivers completely through the uninstall program. If it will not let you install them then, make sure the chipset drivers are properly installed. I've heard of nVidia nForce drivers becoming "broken" (mostly having to do with the AGP GART drivers) when they were installed. If they do not work then, try to update the drivers through the Device Manager and point the installer to the right directory on your hard drive. That's about all I can suggest. Maybe somehow the device ID got messed up and it's not recognized now?
     
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    drivers won't install

    I will try the chip set driver I tried driver destroyer pro with no sucess. Also I flashed it with your bios with the same result I get an INI error when installing the drivers. or a errror that says the install process cannot conitune try a standar vga driver for your video card WTH.
     
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    I think the card is damaged

    tried a format and full reinstall after reflashing my own bios, and I get an error message saying the driver are not installed, try a standard vga driver. Im not sure what happened but it just will not install drivers to this card. It identifies the card as a 1800 series card but acts like it doesn't know what card it is to install the drivers. My agp card works fine as well as the cheepy pci card I bought to reflash. The card must be damaged in some way. stranger still after my first working bios flash I fashed it with at Sapphire x1800gto bios and it worked fine as a gto however after reflashing with winflash and my saved rom image it started this crap. Does anyone know can you use atiflash to flash a rom image in dos, and if so whats the command line to use.
     
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    Okay finally totally fixed. Heres how I did it incase *****anyother bonehead***** tries what I tried. You have to flash with a rom image not a bin file in atiflash in dos. If you don't and flash with atiwinflash in windows it won't work correctly and it acts like the bios is locked and will not accept drivers. There was a guy begging for a x1800xt bios from Msi and I believe he was really having the same trouble I was having. If anyone know him tell him to flash his card in dos with a rom image using Atiflash and not to try it with a bin file or in windows with atiwinflash. Thx to all who helped I won't do something stupid like that again. Also i want to say this is a great forum and seems to have alot of people trying to help so keep it up and thx.
     
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    You're welcome. I'm just glad you got it working again. :toast:
     
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